Steve Donahoe focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory matters for financial institutions, including consumer finance, compliance and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau matters. He also regularly advises boards of directors and committees of boards of directors on all aspects of corporate governance.

Mr. Donahoe represents a variety of companies in the financial services industry, including public and private financial institutions, mutual financial institutions, investment banking firms and private investors. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of business transactions involving financial institutions and public companies, including mergers, acquisitions, stock purchases and asset transfers.

Mr. Donahoe also has significant experience representing issuers and underwriters in initial and secondary public securities offerings. In addition, he regularly counsels public companies with respect to their reporting obligations under the federal securities laws and routinely advises clients on the full range of securities regulations applicable to corporations and their officers, directors, and principal shareholders. 

Mr. Donahoe also advises on the formation of captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and other alternative risk transfer arrangements.

Mr. Donahoe has been recognized as a 2014 and 2015 Washington D.C. "Rising Star" in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Former Associate Editor


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (2005)
    cum laude
  • Mary Washington College, B.A. (2000)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Who We Are

Suite 900, 607 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005-2018
t +1 202.508.5818
f +1 202.585.0074

Stephen F. Donahoe

Experience Highlights

Mutual holding company reorganization for Fox Chase Bank
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $87.1 stock more
Approximately $35.1 million acquisition of Cordia Bancorp Inc. by First Citizens BancShares, Inc.
Represented Cordia Bancorp Inc. headquartered in Midlothian, VA in its acquisition by First Citizens BancShares, Inc. based in Raleigh, NC. The firm more
Simultaneous IPO and acquisition for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its $236 million initial public offering and its simultaneous $183 million acquisition of FMS Financial more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Fox Chase Bank and IPO for Fox Chase Bancorp Inc.
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $64.0 million initial public offering by its newly formed more